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clinton. >> funding "to the contrary" provided by... funding "to the contrary" provided by -- >> this week on "to the contrary," former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> women will yell. women try to human man nice human rights so i know it's penetrated the world culture. >> what would you say if you don't under up running for president? >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to the special edition of "to the contrary." this week an interview with former secretary of state hillary clinton. i sat down with her to talk about her incredible legacy for women and girls. >> you have changed the world for women and girls. where did your passion for this issue come from? >> i think it came from my childhood. it probably came from learning about the difficult childhood my mother had and how important it was for girls to be given the same opportunities as boys. i think it came from my own experience as a kind of tomboy, playing in the neighborhood and hearing every so often, well, you know, girls can't play. it probably was something that was really a part of the atmosphere that
good at all sorts of small needlework greater than there is mining. tavis: you mentioned bill clinton, who has had a renaissance, and his numbers are as high-end as they have ever been. his numbers are often higher. he has been our point person on this project since the earthquake happened. assess with me how he has done. >> he could not get done the things he would like to get done. he was on the interim commission for the recovery of haiti, and that was almost no as on the commission that lasted for two years. he raised a lot of money for president bush, and they spent about four loans of small businesses, and maybe that is a good idea, but they were the same kinds of businesses. they use earthquake money to do the same kinds of programs. clinton has a long relationship with haiti. the people he knows are not the most imaginative. they are the elite. that is normal. he is a former u.s. president. he does not get down and 30 in the shanty towns, but he needs to have people do that if he is going to continue. >> who is going to get down and dirty? >> i have a doctor. she is wonderful,
bill clinton saying the era of big government is over. by saying that he was going to act executive action if congress didn't act. and seeming very reasonable even though he wasn't combative, he was arguing to the country i think even more to the congress. and then he did have some refrains in there that got a lot of applause. i remember in 6 5 lbj say how many times did they applause me. he understood the need for refrains and he came back to what he talked about in his inaugural, the role of citizens which mean he's trying to mobilize the country to put pressure on the congress to do the things he wants done. >> rose: walter what did you see as the theme of this statement. >> i thought it was a great continuation of the inaugural thing, which is inclusiveness and opportunity. that's the theme of our nation and that's what really separates his agenda, i think from some of his opponents which is we want to bring everybody in, we want there to be ladders of opportunity, doors of opportunity. and the fact it had a thematic connection to inaugural, that it is a place where opportunity
from former secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton said the united states opposes any unilateral action. she urged both sides to take steps to manage disagreements through peaceful means. >>> north korea has reinstated a recently demoted senior military official in an apparent move to enhance the troops morale ahead of a third possible nuclear test. choe ryong hae was demoted one rank in december from vice marshall to general. he remained director of people's army. analysts said the reduction in rank of the close aide to kim jong-un was likely meant to strengthen discipline in the military. on tuesday choe and people's armed ministry meeting wearing one large star and general's four small stars. he rallied the troops said north korea will settle its confrontation with the united states once leader kim jong-un issues the order. north korea is reportedly preparing for a third nuclear test in the country's northeast. >>> tokyo stocks rallied and many asian markets saw gains. ron madison has been following the action and is here to explain today's action. >> you got to go way back to
, secretary clinton did, which mandated or agreed that there would be a political transition, that there would be opposition and government members of that transition and that the makeup would have to be mutually agreed to. of course it going to be mutually agreed to, you know the opposition would not have had assad going in this going forward that is where the breakdown of the russians has taken place. we continue to engage with them, meet with them regularly, we have not come to an agreement on a political way forward here. i hope we can do that. >> in the near term. >> well, i think the sooner the better as i said. now during the course of this year, the president will have the opportunity to meet with president putin on a number of occasions beginning this spring. >> but aren't you going to see putin soon wince i think i will visit russia in the next month. >> and see putin. >> yes. >> what do you want to come out of that and did you reset the relationship so that it's more likely that you can have, because if you have good big power understanding it gives you more leverage to deal with th
. president clinton did. deals between president clinton and speaker gingrich in the '95, '96, '97 time frame. we have come together a lot of times in our past we just can't seem to do it now. >> rose: what's changed. >> i think what has changed are these two things. one that it is tougher because resources are scarcer. and the numbers are so much bigger. and secondly, i do think we're living in a more polarized era. i there in one more thing. i think sadly we are living in a more selfish era. i think nobody really wants to pay the costs. for example, an average person at 65, about to enter medicare has paid $122,000 into the medicare system. >> rose: 122,000. >> thousand, they will get back inflation adjusted, they will get back $377,000 dollars over their ellerly years. you don't have to have study a lot of math to know those numbers don't work. and so all this debt we're piling up, these 800, 900 billion dollar deficits, all these promises, we're sticking on our children. and that to me is very depressing. >> rose: everybody believes the way out of this is to do two things. one is to have
replacing hillary clinton. known for being in the environmental advocate while serving in the senate, john kerry will carry out president of a mass decision on whether to approve the massive oil pipeline that critics warn will bring, catastrophe. speaking alongside canadian foreign minister, john kerry vowed a decision in the near term. >> with respect to the keystone, secretary clinton has put in place a very open and transparent process, which i am committed to seeing through, i can guarantee that it will be fair and transparent, accountable. and we hope we will be able to be in a position to make an announcement in the near term. i will not hand out precisely when, but i say in the near term. >> a new report has found china and other countries are engaging in rampant cyber attacks against u.s. businesses and institutions for potential economic gain. according to the washington post, a national intelligence estimate warns the u.s. is "the target of a massive, sustained a spinoff campaign threatening the country's economic competitiveness." attacks from china have been the most widespread
the energy department. a former undersecretary of energy under president clinton, moniz currently heads the energy initiative at mit the group food and water watch has started a petition against his potential bid, citing his support to the gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. virginia lawmakers have approved a new measure imposing strict requirements for photo id at the polls. the bill would force voters to produce government-issued documents such as a driver's license, passport or a voter-id card in order to cast their ballots. although republican governor bob mcdonnell is expected to sign the measure into law, the justice department will have to sign off on its adoption. the voting rights act mandates federal oversight of voting laws in states with a history of disenfranchising african- americans. the fbi has launched a probe of potential insider trading in the purchase of the food giant h.j. heinz. a consortium of the firms 3 g capital and warren buffett pause berkshire hathaway acquired heinz for $28 billion earlier this week. the fbi says a number of sus
world, secretary clinton said it's part of the solution, not part of the problem. >> right. >> it has really acquired a tremendous amount of respect. but people will be able to judge for themselves. >> rose: i will ask these questions because i want to gets some of them in. here is an obvious question but and that we should ask. is nuclear energy such as coal, fusion a true solution toned our dependence on fossil fuel and help curb global warming? >> well, it is certainly not a silver bullet it may play a limited role in the future. the present generation of nuclear technology is way too expensive. if you run a utility and you decide to build a new nuclear power plant, you go to your engineers or you go to any engineering consulting firm in the world and ask,okay, how much will this cost. they will say to you we really have no idea. >> right. >> then ask you them how long will it take to build it. and they'll say we don't know. >> and those are serious problems if you are trying to build a power plant. and that's really why the industry has declined. to state the issues, even after fu
officials. >> that policy under both presidents clinton and bush was, in effect, regime change. it said in the reports from the state department to the congress every six months basically said, "go back an honor the results of the may, 1990 elections which the opposition swept and then we'll talk to you." (instrumental music) >> myanmar's pro-democracy leader, aung san suu kyi, has hailed her party's performance in sunday's bi-election as a triumph for the people. her national league for democracy says it won almost all the seats it contested, but the election is just a small step toward democracy following decades of military rule. >> for two decades asia experienced huge economic growth, but the heavily-sanctioned burma was left in the dust. >> burma for so many years, unfortunately, has been the outlier in terms of the development of, of asia, southeast asia. and yet if you look at the, the map, the geography, it lies between india, and china and thailand, three quite vibrant economies. >> sanctions have been imposed sequentially. they actually got more intense over the past decade a
-up artist and has been with me for about 20 years. rose was the make-up artist for president clinton. she may still be. she made you up today. >> there we go. she hit the big time family. >> she improved on nature. >>> this is really a season of tomorrow for -- tor meant for the person who has had a dull russ relationship. the adulterer is a very tormented person. is that true? >> of course they are. you are dealing with feelings you have towards your spouse, your lover. you don't know which way to turn. it is the ultimate guilt. if you do not have the gil it is antisocial-type of personality. >> we are joined on a live line by pamela paul who is a distinguished writer and published a book called "foreign affied." also the author of "start matrimony." >> senator brown held hearings on the effect. pornography on the family and i was there to talk about the impact porn had on relationships, marriages and children. >> the subcommittee held an entire hearing on the subject of pornography and its availability and volume. can you speak to that? >> sure. it used to be even just 10 or 15 years ag
was also an economic advisor to president clinton. now he teaches at princeton. alan blinder's latest book is after the music stops, the financial crisis. the response and the work ahead. he says it tries to answer the question, how do we get into this mess and how do we get out of it? i am pleased to have alan blinder back on this program. welcome. >> thank you very much. charlie: i'll say this to you. if you're going to write a book, then you need somebody to endorse it. this is not bad. a master piece. simple. straightforward. and wise. president william j. clinton. >> i have to admit i was pretty pleased with that endorsement. >> he actually read the book. i thought he would skim it. >> charlie: could you tell for sure. >> i wasn't going to do that. i think it's impolite to a former' president. >> charlie: you think he read the book. >> he said he read the book. charlie: here was the question though. before we talk about the book. let's talk about where we are today. we had a dip in the fourth quarter. do you read anything into that? >> not very much. we had a dip in the fourth imparte
lew served in the clinton administration. i think he worked in the omb in the, you know, office of management of the budget. and he was one of the key players in helping pass the repeal of glass-steagall. and, you know, this is kind of the way it works. it's not a one to one, you know, obvious connection. but, you know, glass-steagall was repealed specifically to legalize the merger of citigroup. and, you know, coincidentally bob rubin, who was the treasury secretary and jack lew end up working at citigroup five, ten years later. and they make enormous amounts of money. and then they go back to government. and again, this is just sort of this merry-go-round that everybody in washington knows about. and that's the way it works. >> how do you explain president obama's attitude in this? when he was running for president, he promised the close the revolving door. and he seemed genuinely shocked at the collapse of the financial system and the banks' role in it. but he also was raking in massive campaign contributions from these very people. did those investments, did those contributi
from leon panetta and from david petraeus at ci and from hillary clinton at state to do something. >> so what happened, i believe, and i did a lot of reporting on it. and actually it was an article that i worked on with mark rangler that was the basis of the question that elicited secretary panetta's response. in iraq training the troops was looking for a way in syria. he wanted not only to influence the situation on the ground now but assuming assad is deposed, the thought was it would be beneficial from the united states had some stronger relationships with the fighting groups of groups inside syria. the people actually in control the ground. then secretary of state hillary clinton supported that argument. so did leon panetta and general dempsey. that was brought to the whitehouse before the election not a political climb to do something controversial like that but it would have been a limited operation in the sense they weren't going to provide what they call man pads, air defense weapons because they didn't want to risk them falling into the wrong hands and endangering israel
it's hard, charlie, i really do. >> rose: secretary of state clinton, who you worked with, panetta petraeus, all recommended we do something. and the president said no, and you say the president was right to say no and other people can ask this question: how many syrians have to die before the west does something? >> well, i think this has to constantly be reexamined. as i understand it, the president is looking at things again. trying to figure out -- i talk about something called-- i made this up-- the doability doctrine. >> rose: right. >> can we really make a difference? and i know some people have compared it to the we did something military in libya with nato. very different kind of situation because the libyan army basically didn't exit. the question is whether there's value in creating a no-fly zone. whether it would really do something useful. whether -- the questions i would ask is whether the assad military regime has been weakened so that in fact there can be a functional no-fly zone. the other question i would ask is how many arms are needed there? as i understand it,
clinton steps down. on wednesday, he bid farewell to the senate where he served since 1985. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and ted kennedy, i cannot help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all of the rest of us are merely temporary workers. i am reminded this chamber is a living museum, a lasting memorial to the miracle of the american experiment. >> senator john kerry saying goodbye to the senate. a new united nations report has strongly condemned israeli settlements in the west bank, saying they violate the geneva convention and must be dismantled immediately or israel could potentially face charges. the u.n. human rights council says he's ready israeli settlements are -- israel boycotted the council's review of its human rights record this week, becoming the first country ever to do so. in egypt, thousands of protesters are gathering across the country today for a day of action against president morsi. the protests, day after rival political groups gathered for rare meeting to move towa
both the president and obama -- president obama and hillary clinton as well. >> it is important to recognize that we no longer have or can have faith that corporations are not going to stop themselves from making record profits, obviously, so they're not going to stop themselves and i don't think we can have faith the government has the mechanism to stop these things either, since citizens united and corporations can put money in the pockets of our politicians. i think it is incumbent upon us, upon citizens, to show up and stand up and take action such as the brave move the sierra club has stepped up to and this demonstration that will happen on the 17th and speakout and let their voices be heard. the polls show the majority of people in this country are very, very concerned about the climate crisis. and they want action. and so the only way that is going to happen is if we insist upon it. president obama again and again says, "pushback me." we need to push him and let ourselves be heard. >> last night there was very little attention paid to this protest. the day after the state
have gone backwards from the clinton era when we had an assault weapons ban. there was a change in the language nationally. perhaps more important, there are an awful lot of people now outside of government, elected officials, pushing on this issue. cathy cohen, her organization is an example. there are many across the country. if we can begin to change this done and violence culture in this country, we may be able to make some headway. >> we are going to move onto the economy after the break. we are to ask cathy cohen and bob herbert to stay with us. we are going to talk about afghanistan. we will also be joined later by aura bogado to talk about what president obama did not say about immigration. [♪] >> "shiny happy people" by r.e.m. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. >> president obama opened his state of the user with a call to revive the middle class. congress to back his proposals. >> businesses have created over 6 million new jobs. we buy more american cars and we have been five years. and less for oil than we have in 20
that hillary clinton an sarah palin are eligible to be president and vice presidentment but it has to mean that. >> rose: where do you think it might be amended in the future. >> that's the last chapter. >> rose: i know. >> there are different ways of thinking about an unwritten constitution. and i end with the constitution still to be written, the constitution of the future, of 2020, of 2121, of 2222. the unfinished constitution and i offer a few thoughts on that. one thing is we have to think seriously about that. if we can talk, spend a lot of time thinking about stuff that happened 250 years ago, we need to be thinking about posterity, about what the constitution that we should we qooelt to people 250 years from now. here with my principleses. number one that any constitutional amendment as a practical mat never today's world is going to have to satisfy both the republicans and the democrats. there is a chapter on the party system t in effect built t that is part of our unwritten constitution, we have a two party system and the gestures to a two party system, in a couple of ways, but a two
and the hillary clintons and the bob gates and leon panettas and penetrate the bubble inside, do you understand what you're doing both to american civil liberties and the rest of the world's appreciation of america with these increased drone strikes that seem to have an endless vista for future? this is incredible. and yet i know how these things happen. i know how these bubbles create themselves from the president and cease and stop any kind of information getting through that would alleviate or change the situation, make the discussion more fundamental about what we're doing in the world. >> colonel lawrence wilkerson, your against the confirmation of john brennan as director of central intelligence? >> i think we ought to have a really, really hard discussion about what he represents and what -- because he represented, will probably take to the directorship of the cia. >> we will leave it there. >> i would like to invite colonel wilkerson to go to rootsaction.org and sign up for action alerts today to challenge the nomination of john brennan to run the cia, and just to mention the impunity o
're the guilty party. when they were throwing eggs at hillary clinton when she was out there the community obviously, the egyptian population is split. you have some who were strong supporters as arab spring as movement for freedom and liberty and so forth but you've also -- it's become a base of operations for the muslim brotherhood and the difficulty we have today is our friends and allies in that part of the world no longer trust us. they've seen, for example, that we're reluctant to support israel. they've seen us bail out of iraq. >> rose: how are we reluctant to support israel, as you just said. >> there's a sense -- >> rose: the israelis say that in terms of military support this administration has been as good an ally as they could have expected. >> well, what are they going to say? they're not going to be critical. >> rose: so you're saying they're not telling the truth? >> i think they're speaking diplomatically. but i think if you go and look at that part of the world-- and i still talk to a lot of folks from out there-- both in the arab and the israeli world, they have major do
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